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Do you mean TCP/IP using SHEF or did you mean infra-red? I think SHEF being used by most would be a hard sell.

All recent STBs other than the H25 support RF remote but there was an aftermarket dongle to give the H25 RF remote capability (which it certainly should have come with).

There are tons of apps that control IP enabled hardware, including Directv's. Directv also has an iPad app built for commercial accounts.

You're talking outside your experience and knowledge once again. Maybe look at my sig, consider why I have that many receivers, and realize that I know far more about the bar/restaurant world than you ever will.
 

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There are tons of apps that control IP enabled hardware, including Directv's.
Most of the local establishments that I've visited that have DIRECTV use IR remotes. Some they have chained down at the booth and others are kept behind the "bar". Of course none of the establishments around here have anywhere near 30 DIRECTV receivers as DIRECTV doesn't offer Pac-12 requiring that Comcast (or DISH) be part of the mix. YMMV.
 

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Even DISH receivers can be controlled via TCP/IP. :D
 

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Most of the local establishments that I've visited that have DIRECTV use IR remotes. Some they have chained down at the booth and others are kept behind the "bar". Of course none of the establishments around here have anywhere near 30 DIRECTV receivers as DIRECTV doesn't offer Pac-12 requiring that Comcast (or DISH) be part of the mix. YMMV.
If they use IR remotes they don't need RF. If they use IP they don't need RF. There is not much point to RF remotes in a bar/restaurant because having a dedicated remote per TV would be totally unwieldy if you have more than a half dozen or so TVs.

Since Directv can use 8 different IR code sets you can manage TVs next to each other in various ways like by putting a little colored sticker on a TV that indicates the remote code its receiver is set to, and choose that color remote. Though places that use IR remotes don't seem to be that clever, I'll see them do stuff like wrapping their hand around the end of the remote so the beam only hits the desired TV lol
 

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Great find!

What we can gather from the RF testing information is that this is indeed a DIRECTV STREAM Device as the testing involved only Wi-Fi frequency radios.
Back to the original survey at the beginning of this thread it did mention a wireless 4K receiver.
 

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It does say DTV and not DTV Stream on the label. I hope that means they use it for DTV and DTV Stream. However, I wonder what the WIFI range would be on it and the distance it would need between it and the Genie 1 and 2 server?
 

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It does say DTV and not DTV Stream on the label. I hope that means they use it for DTV and DTV Stream. However, I wonder what the WIFI range would be on it and the distance it would need between it and the Genie 1 and 2 server?
The rebranded Ospreys only say Directv on them.. Reading into the name a little too much
 

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With Dolby Atmos/Vision support. 👍
 
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The rebranded Ospreys only say Directv on them.
The product label (as opposed to the front panel artwork) is an element of the FCC approval so I'm a little surprised that they could tinker with it.
 

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So this Gemini device has an ethernet port but you have to have it wired via an ethernet coax adaptor to coax and can’t just use an ethernet cable to your router. But if you use Wi-Fi you only have to connect to your house Wi-Fi.


 
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